Jnaneswari Express accused handed over to CBI

CBI today took into its custody two accused of the Jnaneswari Express disaster that left 148 people dead on May 28 in West Bengal.

Updated: Jun 11, 2010, 23:00 PM IST

Jhargram: CBI today took into its
custody two accused of the Jnaneswari Express disaster that
left 148 people dead on May 28 in West Bengal.

The process of handover was approved by Additional
Chief Judicial Magistrate Sheikh Mohammed Rezza here following
a petition by CBI, which will now take over probe of the
disaster from CID.

On June 3 and 7, CID arrested Khagen Mahato and Samir
Mahato in connection with the mishap.
On the other hand, the court granted the CBI prayer to
produce the accused on June 17.

Responding to defence lawyer Kaushik Sinha, the judge
asked the CBI to ensure routine medical check-up and adequate
food to the accused.

Both the accused complained to the judge that they had
been physically tortured by CID sleuths.

PTI